Racquetball Coaching Staff
Shawn FurmanVolunteer Assistant Coach
Start Date: 08/01/2014
Shawn Furman is the Assistant Racquetball Coach for the men's and women's Racquetball team. His job includes: helping the head coach run practices and tournaments and cover certain teaching topics that new players learn. Furman also helps recruit players to the team as well as fill in for the head coach in his absence.
Furman attended and graduated from Liberty University in December 2012. Furman has a B.A. degree in Pastoral Leadership and Biblical Exposition with a minor in New Testament Gree. Shawn played for a year and a half on the Liberty racquetball team joining a few months after it was first started. He has a level 1 AmPro/IPRO certified instructor and coach.
Furman works at Pepsi Beverages Company here in Lynchburg as a Merchandiser and Sales Rep. Shawn is also the racquetball coordinator and head teaching pro at the Sports Racket in Lynchburg. He has been sponsored by ProKennex for the past 3 years and recently picked up another sponsorship with Racquetworld which is a racquetball equipment supplier based out of Albany, New York. Besides teaching clinics and running youth leagues at the Sports Racket, Furman also assisted in teaching at the YMCA in Lynchburg. He has about 5 years of experience playing competitive racquetball and about two and a half years of teaching and coaching. Shawn is from Northumberland, Pennsylvania and currently resideswith his wife Bethany in Lynchburg, Virginia.